Meeting every first Thursday of the month
The Town Street Tavern, (upstairs)
Horsforth Town Street, 8pm
To ride in next year’s trials you will need to renew both your Horsforth Club membership and ACU registration. You can do them both at the same time by clicking here then ‘Riders/Members’ then ‘Online Licensing’. If you would rather join the club first, to get an Affiliation Number from us then use that to renew your ACU registration online then why not do it at the next (Dec 15th) trial otherwise there will be some massive queues to sign on at the January and February trials (and it could cost you more). NB, ACU registration cards will definitely be checked at these trials.
Any one lucky (and skilled) enough to win one of Horsforth’s Annual trophies in 2018 can you please let us have them back so they can be cleaned and inscribed ready for the 2019 winners. Russ Brodie is your man contactable at www.kuduproducts.co.uk or on 07743 572665
Bob Owen Charity Trial; We raised £1476.65 on the day, total raised to date since it’s first running in 1987, £61370 – Thanks to all who contributed. Just for info, the ACU Benevolent Fund paid out a total of £64,025 in 2017, £95,500 in 2018 and is on target to pay out £100,000 in 2019 – hence we need to keep supporting this valuable charity that looks after ACU members who are in difficulties or have fallen on hard times.
2020 Events list coming soon – our first trial of 2020 is at Parkwood on 19th January and the second, again at Parkwood on 16th February with our Yorkshire Centre Trial on 15th March.
The Yorkshire Centre has published its dates for Centre and National trials here
Points positions updated as at Greenhow 13/10/19,
(some displays a bit messy, hopefully fix that next time) click here
The answer to 99% of questions about our trials can be found on this website
so please take the time to look before asking the question.
Quick answers to some favourites are;-
what’s the start time? 11
can I enter on day? yes
can I join Horsforth club on the day? yes
can I get a Horsforth club day licence? yes
can I get an ACU day registration on the day? yes
How do I get there? look in Info/Locations or the Event
can I ride round with my son? only if you enter (insurance!)
is it Stop Allowed rules? yes, except the 2 Yorks Centre & West Yorks trials
what rider classes/club members are entitled to ride? look on entry form for that Event
When is Swaine Woods open for practice? any time for current members, rules are here
nothing is more than 2 clicks away from this home page
Click on the ‘Posts’ tab for 2019 Yorkshire Centre Events list, Regs and Entry Forms
(& other stuff)
The printable A4 list of Horsforth events (the fridge door list) is in the ‘Events’ tab
2020 version coming soon
Remember that BUMPY applied for ‘People’s Projects’ Lottery Funding? well the good news is they won – thanks to all who supported the cause, for more info Click here
The final list of Award Winners for last year, 2018 is here
Bit of info for parents of riders under 18 here
The simplest way to get 2020 ACU registration and Club Membership sorted is to click here hover over ‘Riders/Members’ and choose ‘Online Licences‘, when prompted choose Option A which enables you to renew Club Membership at the same time as ACU Registration. The ACU pass the info and Club Membership payment on to us. Keeps it nice and simple, all done in one go, no faffing about with Affiliation codes and you just need to bring your ACU card to a trial to prove you have both ACU registration and Club Membership for 2020. Call them on 01788 566417 if there’s a problem.
ACU Online Renewal Notes
The ACU Benevolent Fund in the past year had paid out over £54,000 to current or previous ACU members who were in need of support. The Fund income for the same year was somewhat lower at £30,000. Our Annual Charity Trial, run on the Saturday before Remembrance Day supports this charity.
When accidents occur, everything comes under microscopic scrutiny particularly from a Health and Safety perspective.
Fortunately for the trials community, the sport has to date enjoyed a ‘light touch’ attitude largely due to the absence of speed as a component in competition so serious accidents are thankfully rare. Nonetheless rules do apply and the Horsforth Club (and hopefully all clubs) will be doing our best to comply with our obligations and ensure the safety of riders, officials and the public. You might therefore experience some changes to signage, procedures etc and we respectfully suggest that everyone who attends a trial abides by the rules, signage, requests or instructions from officials and listens to the pre event briefings.
Amazingly the Eurocrats had a rare attack of common sense so the dreaded Vnuk issue, at least its implications on motorsport, have been averted. Read more here
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC
MOTORSPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can happen
Please comply with all instructions from officials and notices
and remain in permitted areas only
Bringing along an observer is like getting a free entry; £15 is given to each observer to go towards their expenses of getting to the event etc
If you know anyone who wants to try it, click here for more info.
Quickest way to get to the most recent trial results (the last 3) is to click where it says the result over on the right (down below if you are on a phone) in the ‘Recent Events’ panel
Thanks to Simon Green we still have the same title sponsor for the Club Series in 2020; the trials are now named SGME (Simon Green Motor Engineers – Click on the ‘Sponsors’ tab in ‘Info’ for the place to go for your servicing).
Confused by the flags? – click here
For all Club Membership enquiries, (including ACU Affiliation numbers), please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (0113 217 6509) but NOT via Facebook or the Contact Form on here.
All being well the Club Points Positions spreadsheet should be updated not too long after each trial so you can follow your progress throughout the year, courtesy of Graham Spreadsheet Wilson; click on ‘Posts’ on the menu bar above.
Where are our Trials? Just about everything you need to know about a trial (including the results afterwards) can be found by clicking on that specific ‘Event’ including a map of the location. There’s a bit more info on the locations (and maybe even the nearest postcode) in ‘Locations’ which is revealed when you mouse over the ‘Info’ tab.
RESULTS:- we always try to get the results up on the relevant ‘Event‘ page on here and there is a shortcut to them by clicking on the results message in the ‘recent events’ section just on the right (or below if you are reading this on a phone).
They arealso on www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials as soon as they are available (usually on the night of the trial unless something prevents it) so remember to have a look there – or if you are on facebook, ‘like’ our page and the results will come to you!
We also like to support TrialsCentral so the events and results can usually be found on there too although on a few occasions we’ve had trouble submitting them successfully.
Quickest way for recent events is to click on the result line on the right here (or below if you are reading this on a phone) in ‘Recent Events‘. For historical results just go the the relevant ‘Event’.
All our day time trials start at 11.
Just a reminder of our Club Trial changes (that go back to the start of 2016) here
Costs held for 2020
Membership £10, (£5 16 & under), includes Swaine Woods access, Day membership £2
Club Series Trials, £15 adults, £10 16 & under
Other Trials might be dearer (usually Yorkshire Group Trials) as specified on the Regs.
Day ACU Registration £3.
Remember, if you ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials) you’ll get a notification reminding you of our next trial in the week before and also when the results are posted.Update; seems that, coincident with now receiving lots of unsolicited (paid for!) notifications, no longer is everyone receiving all FB/Horsforth posts on their FB page. Can only suggest that more frequent ‘liking’ might help improve the latter problem; I guess we are stuck with the former.
If anyone can throw any light on this please let us know.
Please note that ALL YOUTH PETROL and ELECTRIC BIKES must have a cut off lanyard fitted and used.
Contact Trials UK on 01132 81 82 42 for the correct lanyard (electric are different from the petrol versions).
Please also remember that Youths must wear long sleeved shirts when riding as per the ACU rules.